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Next Gen RTA Committee recommends route changes to the Regional Transit Authority Board of Trustees

by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, January 2021) Joel Freilich, Director of Service Management, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA), reminded board members at the RTA Board & Next Gen RTA Committee meeting on December 15th that working closely with Jarrett Walker & Associates and local stakeholders, the public had spoken, and he listened. Priority trips … Continue reading

RTA’s NEXT GEN planning process for changes to the 2021 bus routes raises questions about equity

RTA’s NEXT GEN planning process for changes to the 2021 bus routes raises questions about equity by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, December 2020)           In 2019, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) facilitated a study for improvement of the bus network with Jarett Walker + Associates. Jarrett Walker, PhD, an international consultant in public transit network design and policy, … Continue reading

Boys & Girls Clubs opening sites on Cleveland’s West Side

Boys & Girls Clubs opening sites on Cleveland’s West Side (Plain Press, October 2020)           Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio (BGCNEO) is opening two new ClubSmart Learning Centers – places where kids doing digital schoolwork can get in-person help — on Cleveland’s West Side.             A ClubSmart Learning Center will open Monday, Sept. 28 at The … Continue reading

“He Loves to Fight for all the Little Guys”

“He Loves to Fight for all the Little Guys” (Plain Press, September 2020)       After 30 years as a MetroHealth doctor, and a number of years before that serving as a community organizer, Doug Van Auken is set to retire. Doug Van Auken’s mission in life was perhaps best captured in that headline from a 1984 … Continue reading

COVID-19 cases spiral upward in the City of Cleveland

COVID-19 cases spiral upward in the City of Cleveland (Plain Press, August 2020)            The number of confirmed or probable Corona Virus (COVID-19) cases in the City of Cleveland increased dramatically in early July with 800 new cases in the first 12 days of July. In all of June, the City of Cleveland had 800 … Continue reading

Area businesses respond to pandemic in a variety of ways

Area businesses respond to pandemic in a variety of ways by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, June 2020)   Several days after Governor Mike DeWine announced that restaurants and bars in Ohio could reopen, the West Side Market parking lot was fuller than it had been in weeks. Missing were the Cleveland Street Chronicle vendors selling … Continue reading

Journey North to South through the Near West Side on Fulton Road

Journey North to South through the Near West Side on Fulton Road by Greg Kocsan (Plain Press, June 2020) Editor’s Note: The Plain Press will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021.  In a run up to that date we are publishing historical features that focus on the neighborhoods in our circulation area.  The first batch of features … Continue reading

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City of Cleveland needs to address concerns of West Side Market tenants

City of Cleveland needs to address concerns of West Side Market tenants by Chuck Hoven The corona virus COVID-19 pandemic has a way of highlighting injustices and disparities in our society. One area of injustice is something the City of Cleveland has responsibility for, the treatment of its tenants – the merchants at the West … Continue reading

Neighborhood Family Practice moves quickly to offer telemedicine for its patients

Neighborhood Family Practice moves quickly to offer telemedicine for its patients by Chuck Hoven Neighborhood Family Practice staff members are reaching out to let area residents know about their new telemedicine program, a program that has evolved due to necessity with the advent of the corona virus, COVID-19, pandemic. Neighborhood Family Practice President and Chief … Continue reading

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